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April 16, 2012


Top Stories
By Neil McLaughlin | Print Magazine Print Magazine Subscription Details
Much of the media last week breathlessly aired reports on a cancer study without noting some important points.
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By Linda Wilson | Print Magazine Print Magazine Subscription Details
Readmissions at an inpatient heart-failure unit at Baylor University Medical Center at Dallas plummeted to 7% from 29% in nine months.
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By Melanie Evans | Print Magazine Print Magazine Subscription Details
Medicare is expanding and diversifying its experiment with accountable care. The latest crop of organizations to try out the payment model was dominated by docs without formal ties to hospitals.
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Late News
By Modern Healthcare | Print Magazine Print Magazine Subscription Details
HHS recommends using commuting data to establish a labor market area and wage-index value for each hospital as a way to reform the Medicare wage-index system, according to a 66-page report that HHS Secretary Kathleen Sebelius sent to Congress.
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By Modern Healthcare | Print Magazine Print Magazine Subscription Details
The top executives of two prominent physician organizations plan to step down. Dr. Christine Cassel will leave her posts as president and CEO of the American Board of Internal Medicine and the ABIM Foundation in July 2013, when her current term ends. The American College of Cardiology announced...
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By Modern Healthcare | Print Magazine Print Magazine Subscription Details
The Obama administration said it has surpassed a goal nearly six months ahead of time to recapture $2 billion in overpayments to contractors by the end of fiscal 2012, “due in large part to hundreds of millions of dollars in recoveries from the Medicare fee-for-service Recovery Audit...
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By Modern Healthcare | Print Magazine Print Magazine Subscription Details
The U.S. Veterans Affairs Department has awarded pharmaceutical distributor and health information technology company McKesson Corp. a two-year contract worth about $8 billion to supply pharmaceuticals to all of the VA's medical centers, outpatient clinics and consolidated mail outpatient...
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Cover Story
By Melanie Evans | Print Magazine Print Magazine Subscription Details
Medicare is expanding and diversifying its experiment with accountable care. The latest crop of organizations to try out the payment model was dominated by docs without formal ties to hospitals.
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Features
By Paul Barr | Print Magazine Print Magazine Subscription Details
Rural hospitals are increasing their use of sophisticated medical technology to meet the needs of the community and to prevent patients from going outside of the community for care, experts say.
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Special Feature
By Linda Wilson | Print Magazine Print Magazine Subscription Details
Readmissions at an inpatient heart-failure unit at Baylor University Medical Center at Dallas plummeted to 7% from 29% in nine months.
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Editorial
By Neil McLaughlin | Print Magazine Print Magazine Subscription Details
Much of the media last week breathlessly aired reports on a cancer study without noting some important points.
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By Modern Healthcare | Print Magazine Print Magazine Subscription Details
“Can the nation afford to insure all its citizens? If we don't get a handle on rising healthcare costs, the answer to that more important question is an emphatic ‘no.' And that's what makes last week's announcement by physicians representing nine medical specialties so welcome. The...
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By Modern Healthcare | Print Magazine Print Magazine Subscription Details
According to a Modern Healthcare online poll, more than 80% of respondents expect the U.S. Supreme Court to strike down parts of the healthcare reform law or the entire law when the justices rule in June.
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Guest Commentary
By Margaret Sabin | Print Magazine Print Magazine Subscription Details
With healthcare reform approaching and economic challenges all around us, the landscape for healthcare providers is changing rapidly.
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Letters
By Modern Healthcare | Print Magazine Print Magazine Subscription Details
Assuming it is not overturned by a very highly politicized Supreme Court (“In the balance,” April 2, p. 6), millions of the uninsured will eventually receive coverage under the Patient Protection and...
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By the Numbers
By Modern Healthcare
A list of the nation's 25 most profitable critical-access hospitals, ranked by net income from the CMS Hospital Cost Report released December 2011. Source: IMS Health, IMS Hospital Profiling Solution. Published April 16, 2012, p. 31.
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News Makers
By Modern Healthcare | Print Magazine Print Magazine Subscription Details
Aegis Health Group, Nashville, promoted Pearson Talbert to president and CEO, effective immediately. Talbert, 40, had been serving as president of the consultancy since April 1, 2011. He joined the company in 2009 as chief development officer. He was previously VP of sales and business...
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Outliers
By Modern Healthcare | Print Magazine Print Magazine Subscription Details
Here at Outliers, we've always known insurance is important. Sometimes infuriating (ever try to understand an explanation of benefits form?) or interesting perhaps … but funny? Can't say we've ever run across any droll indemnity repartee.
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By Modern Healthcare | Print Magazine Print Magazine Subscription Details
The healthcare industry has standards—by the truckload. It also has a multitude of measures and a googolplex of guidelines.
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By Modern Healthcare | Print Magazine Print Magazine Subscription Details
“Oh, the places you'll go!” will likely have a double meaning for the graduates of Dartmouth College's medical school now that it has been named after Theodor Geisel, also known as Dr. Seuss, and his wife, Audrey.
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